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Elon Blanks UNCW in CAA Quarters

ELON, North Carolina – No. 4 Elon earned the point in doubles and added three straight wins in singles as the Phoenix knocked out No. 5 UNCW, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Championships early Friday at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

The Seahawks closed their seventh season under Hans Olsen with a 12-7 record. The Phoenix, 16-8, advance to the battle for top-seeded Charleston in the semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m.

In Friday’s game, the Phoenix took an early lead by winning the doubles point after the win for the No. 2 doubles team of Victoria Saldh and Julie Ball.

UNCW’s Best Tandem Sacha Belaya and Lauren Gish won the first off-court doubles match, beating Elon’s Sibel Tanik and Lizette Reding, 6-3. The Phoenix then settled the doubles portion of the match with a victory at the No. 3 position before Saldh and Ball scored the point after a close 7-5 decision against Zoe Huffman and Stele Joksimovic at No. 2 doubles.

The Phoenix stayed hot in singles, sweeping the first three games for the shutout. It was Elon’s second win against the Seahawks this spring and his first against UNCW in the CAA Tournament.

Senior Olivia Archer started the singles action with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over fourth-placed Joksimovic and junior Shauna Galvin’s verdict 6-2, 6-1 over the junior. lauren robbins brought the score to 3-0. Tanik, a junior, went on to win the match beating Belaya, 6-4, 6-3, to No. 1 in singles.


#4 Elon 4, #5 UNCW 0
April 29, 2022 | Jimmy Powell Tennis Center | Elon, North Carolina

Simple

1. Sibel Tanik (ELON) defeated. Sacha Belaya (UNCW), 6-4, 6-3
2. Lizette Reding (ELON) against. Zoe Huffman (UNCW), 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
3. Victoria Saldh (ELON) against Lauren Gish (UNCW), 1-6, 6-2, unfinished
4. Olivia Archer (ELON) defeated. Stele Joksimovic (UNCW), 6-2, 6-1
5. Alison O’Dea (ELON) against. Rachel Martinsen (UNCW), 7-6, 2-2, unfinished
6. Shauna Galvin (ELON) defeated. lauren robbins (UNCW), 6-2, 6-1

Double
1. Lauren Gish/Sacha Belaya (UNCW) def. Sibel Tanik/Lizette Reding (ELON), 6-3
2. Victoria Saldh/Julie Ball (ELON) def. Zoe Huffman/Stele Joksimovic (UNCW), 7-5
3. Alison O’Dea/Olivia Archer (ELON) def. Anna Daniels/Brinley Bell (UNCW), 6-3



Finishing order: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,6,1)


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